• Mac and His Problem

    Enrique Vila-Matas

    “I’m fascinated by the current vogue for posthumous books, and I’m thinking of writing a fake one…”: an intricate literary caprice set in a Barcelona heatwave, with humour and a light touch.

    Paperback £14.99
  • Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

    Brian A Catlos

    Shows how Muslims, Christians, and Jews together built a sophisticated civilisation that transformed the Western world, even as they waged relentless war against each other and amongst themselves.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion

    John H Elliott

    A comparative study of the nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland, by the distinguished historian of Spain and Europe.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye: Keeping Spain out of World War II

    Mark Simmons

    How Commander Fleming, together with Alan Hillgarth, naval attaché in Madrid, worked up plans to sabotage and disrupt any wartime alliance between Franco and the Axis powers.

    Hardback £19.99
  • Berta Isla

    Javier Marias

    It will come as no surprise to our many fans of the Genius of Madrid to hear that there are characters (eg Tupra) and themes (secrets) familiar from earlier novels. Labyrinthine and brilliant, as ever.

    Hardback £18.99
  • The Labyrinth of the Spirits

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    Set in a bookshop in Barcelona in the 1950s – from the author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Santiago Calatrava: Drawing, Building, Reflecting

    Santiago Calatrava & Cristina Carillo de Albornoz

    A memoir, with drawings, from one of the world’s great architects.

    Hardback £28.00
  • Isabel Lopez-Quesada: At Home

    Miguel Flores Vianna

    The author of last year’s best book on houses (‘Haute Bohemians’) has focussed on just one house this time – in Madrid.

    Hardback £40.00
  • Chopin’s Piano: A Journey through Romanticism

    Paul Kildea

    In November 1838, Chopin went to Valldemossa in Majorca, where he composed his 24 Preludes using a small, locally made instrument, out of date before it was completed. Kildea interweaves this story with others, including George Sand’s struggles in Paris, walk-ons by Baudelaire, Delacroix, Gide, Tolstoy . Later there is Robert Graves and, above all, Wanda Landowska, a remarkable Polish Jewish performer who acquired the piano before losing it to the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1940. An extraordinary linking of tales, with the humblest of pianos at the centre – made, used, lost, found, used, lost, found, and then lost once again.

    Hardback £25.00